Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can view and subscribe to the New Library Books list online. For instructions on how to borrow an eBook by downloading it; check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download books to a digital bookshelf. Most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.
An eBook title of interest is: The practice of eating by Alan Warde
An extract from the publisher's website states:
This book reconstructs and extends sociological approaches to the
understanding of food consumption. It identifies new ways to approach
the explanation of food choice and it develops new concepts which will
help reshape and reorient common understandings.
The book falls into two parts. The first part establishes a basis for a
practice-theoretic account of eating. Warde reviews research on eating,
introduces theories of practice and constructs eating as a scientific
object. The second part develops key concepts for the analysis of eating
as a practice, showing how concepts like habit, routine, embodiment,
repetition and convention can be applied to explain how eating is
organised and coordinated through the generation, reproduction and
transformation of a multitude of individual performances.